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Hongqi L5 Convertible Parade Car Debuts In Belarus


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The Hongqi L5 is the modern version of the 1960s CA771 which in turn looks eerily close to being a copy of the 1950s Ford Thunderbird from the front. Its T-Bird roots have become much more obvious to the eye since the manufacturer behind it revealed the drop-top version.

Woman Escapes Sinking Mercedes-Benz CLA Through Sunroof


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Even though this is probably not the first time somebody shifted their car into Drive instead of Reverse, you'd best mind your surroundings when you're near a body of water.

GM Gave Away Five New Cars To Loyal Customers Around The World


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As promised when it celebrated the milestone of 500 million units built worldwide, GM has surprised five loyal customers a free vehicle over the course of 48 hours.

De Tomaso Falls Into The Hands Of Chinese Group For Less Than The Price Of A LaFerrari


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A couple of months ago we heard De Tomaso was auctioned and sold to a Swiss investor for $2.2 million, but apparently, the deal went sour.

Chinese Chrysler 300 Takes Bling To A Whole New Sparkling Level


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There are many ways to bling-up a Chrysler 300, but this sample from China takes the cake.

One More Ferrari LaFerrari Crashes Down, This Time In China


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See the man wearing the lime-green shoes? We can only guess what he's thinking about after he trashed his 22 million Yuan (about $3.5 million) Ferrari LaFerrari.

China's GAC Says Its Cars Will Be 30 Percent Cheaper Than Rivals In The U.S.


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Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) is one of many Chinese carmakers aspiring to sell cars in the United States. In order to achieve that goal, the company’s general manager, Wu Song, says his cars will have to be priced 30 percent cheaper than rivals in the same segment.

Lotus Confirms China-Made "Lightweight" Crossover


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Lotus is currently developing a “revolutionary” five-door crossover at the company’s Hethel design studios. Described by CEO Jean-Marc Gales as “the world’s first lightweight SUV” and a “real Lotus,” the crossover will be built in a new plant in south-east China.

SEM DX7 Is A Pininfarina-Designed SUV For China


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Meet “the first Chinese SUV with an Italian touch,” as Pininfarina describes the SEM DX7 unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. Designed by the Italian styling powerhouse, the DX7 is an SUV built by Chinese carmaker South East Motor, also known as Soueast or SEM.

VW C Coupé GTE Concept Reportedly Previews Flagship PHEV for China


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VW’s C Coupé GTE study may not preview the next-generation Phaeton as everyone thought, unless VW plans a radical change of its flagship sedan’s formula.

'New Normal' For China Means 5-10 Percent Growth In Auto Sales


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While China's auto market is still growing at rates that would make the States and Europe green with envy, the boom years of the last decade appear to be over.

MG Reportedly Plans To Expand To Mainland Europe With New GS SUV


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SAIC Motor-owned MG brand plans to expand from the UK into mainland Europe with the GS crossover, which debuted last week at the Shanghai Auto Show.

PSA and Dongfeng to Develop Global Platform for B- and C-Segment Cars


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Following Dongfeng Group’s acquisition of a 14 percent stake in PSA Peugeot Citroën in March 2014, the two companies have announced they will deepen their collaboration.

Land Rover Won't Go After Maker Of Range Rover Evoque Copy


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Jaguar Land Rover is apparently unable to take action against the Chinese company producing an SUV that bears more than a resemblance to its Range Rover Evoque.

The Clones of Shanghai 2015; Pick This Year’s Most Blatant Copy!


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Yes, this is the recurring post you keep seeing after each Chinese motor show. Since there were several doppelgangers at this year’s edition of the Shanghai motor show, we though it would be a good idea to ask you to pick the one you think is the most blatant.

New Dongfeng Number 1 Has French Roots


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Even though sometimes the Chinese car industry can pop out a few good looking cars, this isn't the reason why I like this particular model. I like it because it's European.

Lifan X70 Concept Previews a Production Midsize SUV


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Here’s another SUV from the Shanghai Auto Show, this time from Chongqing-based independent automaker Lifan Group.

Zotye Brings Two Smart ForTwo Clones to Shanghai


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The Smart ForTwo is one of the most copied cars in China, and this year’s Shanghai Auto Show proves that the city car remains as popular as ever in the Middle Kingdom.

BAIC BJ20 Concept Previews Compact SUV for China


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Alongside the BJ80C Mercedes-Benz G-Class clone, Beijing Auto (BAIC) also unveiled the BJ20 Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Audi's New A6 L e-tron Probably Has The Coolest Wheels In Shanghai


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They're not what really makes the new A6 L e-tron shine, but damn; those turbine-style alloy wheels with the super thin blades sure do look cool.